Dr Tariq Abbas

PhD (Free University of Berlin)
Associate Professor /Head of Department

Mobile:  03338626999 
Email: tariqabbas@cuvas.edu.pk



Dr Tariq Abbas is Associate Professor and Head of Department. He did his DVM with distinction from Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He has M.Sc (Hons.) from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore. He completed his doctoral degree from Free University of Berlin with fellowship from Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. He completed his doctoral research at institute of Epidemiology at FLI, Germany. Since 2004, he has been involved in teaching, research and extension services related to the subject in addition to his clinical experience in mixed animal practice. He has more than 39 research articles in peer review impact factor journals in collaboration with several national and international universities/institutes. In addition, he has participated in more than nine international training programmes related to the subject. He has completed one USAID funded project.             

Areas of Interest:

  • Quantitative and clinical Epidemiology
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Disease modelling
  • Transboundary animal diseases
  • Zoonoses
  • Food safety
  • Tick borne diseases


  • 2nd One health training workshop , College of Veterinary Medicine , The University of Tennessee, 23 -26 July 2018
  • Short training in the department of clinical medicine & surgery, Veterinary Faculty , Selcuk University , Konya , Turkey, 23 Jan – 5 Feb 2017
  • Isolation and Quarantine Response Strategies in the Event of a Biological Disease Outbreak , College of Veterinary Medicine , The University of Tennessee, Jun 2016
  • Postgraduate course in international animal health with special subject veterinary Public Health (Advanced Module: Risk Analysis), Department of Veterinary Medicine, Free University of Berlin, Germany, Dec 2007 – Mar 2008
  • Use of Geographic Information System in Veterinary Epidemiology, Institute of Epidemiology, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI), Germany, Sep 2007


Journal Articles

Abbas, T., Muhammad, Y., Raza, S., Nasir, A., Horeth-Bontgen, D.W., 2014a. Some facts and issues related to livestock theft in Punjab province of Pakistan --findings of series of cases. Berliner und Munchener tierarztliche Wochenschrift127, 166-169.

Abbas, T., Muneer, M., Ahmed, M., Khan, M., Younus, M., Khan, I., 2006. Comparative efficacy of five different brands of commercial Newcastle disease Lasota virus vaccines in broilers. Pakistan Vet J26, 55-58.

Abbas, T., Riaz, M.T., 2017. Zero-inflated poisson model to identify risk factors of human Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Pakistan. Berliner und Munchener tierarztliche Wochenschrift130.

Abbas, T., Wilking, H., Horeth-Bontgen, D., Conraths, F.J., 2012. Contact structure and potential risk factors for avian influenza transmission among open-sided chicken farms in Kamalia, an important poultry rearing area of Pakistan. Berliner und Munchener tierarztliche Wochenschrift125, 110-116.

Abbas, T., Wilking, H., Staubach, C., Ziller, M., Conraths, F.J., 2011. Priority areas for surveillance and prevention of avian influenza during the water-bird migration season in Pakistan. Geospatial health6, 107-116.
Abbas, T., Xu, Z., Younus, M., Qayyum, A., Riaz, M.T., 2017. Seasonality in hospital admissions of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and its dependence on ambient temperature-empirical evidence from Pakistan. International journal of biometeorology61, 1893-1897.

Abbas, T., Younus, M., Muhammad, S.A., 2015. Spatial cluster analysis of human cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever reported in Pakistan. Infectious diseases of poverty4, 9.

Abbas, T., Younus, M., Muhmmad, S., Ijaz, M., Shakoor, A., 2014b. Some challenges to progressive control of foot and mouth disease in Pakistan–findings of a pilot survey. Transboundary and emerging diseases61, 81-85.

Gebrekidan, H., Abbas, T., Wajid, M., Ali, A., Gasser, R.B., Jabbar, A., 2017. Molecular characterisation of Theileria orientalis in imported and native bovines from Pakistan. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases47, 19-25.

Hussain, R., Khan, A., Jahanzaib, Qayyum, A., Abbas, T., Ahmad, M., Mohiuddin, M., Mehmood, K., 2018. Clinico-hematological and oxidative stress status in Nili Ravi buffaloes infected with Trypanosoma evansi. Microbial pathogenesis123, 126-131.

Jabbar, A., Abbas, T., Sandhu, Z.U., Saddiqi, H.A., Qamar, M.F., Gasser, R.B., 2015. Tick-borne diseases of bovines in Pakistan: major scope for future research and improved control. Parasites & vectors8, 283.

Khan, A., Khan, M., Avais, M., Ijaz, M., Ali, M., Abbas, T., 2013. Prevalence, hematology, and treatment of balantidiasis among donkeys in and around Lahore, Pakistan. Veterinary parasitology196, 203-205.

Mehmood, K., Zhang, H., Sabir, A.J., Abbas, R.Z., Ijaz, M., Durrani, A.Z., Saleem, M.H., Rehman, M.U., Iqbal, M.K., Wang, Y., 2017. A review on epidemiology, global prevalence and economical losses of fasciolosis in ruminants. Microbial pathogenesis109, 253-262.

Muhammad, J., Rabbani, M., Shabbir, M.Z., Muhammad, K., Ghori, M.T., Chaudhry, H.R., Ul Hassnain, Z., Jamil, T., Abbas, T., Chaudhry, M.H., Haisem-Ur-Rasool, M., Ali, M.A., Nisar, M., Kirimanjeswara, G.S., Jayarao, B.M., 2019. Cross Sectional Study and Risk Factors Analysis of Francisella tularensis in Soil Samples in Punjab Province of Pakistan. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology 9, 89.

Shabbir, M.Z., Akram, S., Hassan, Z.U., Hanif, K., Rabbani, M., Muhammad, J., Chaudhary, M.H., Abbas, T., Ghori, M.T., Rashid, H., Jamil, T., Islam, Z.U., Rasool, H., Bano, A., Ahmad, A., Ali, M.A., Yaqub, T., McVey, W., Jayarao, B.M., 2016. Evidence of Coxiella burnetii in Punjab province, Pakistan. Acta tropica163, 61-69.

Sohail, T., Yaqub, T., Shafee, M., Abbas, T., Nazir, J., Ullah, N., Rabbani, M., Chaudhary, M.H., Mukhtar, N., Habib, M., Ul Rahman, A., Malik, A.I., Ghafoor, A., Zahoor, M.Y., Shabbir, M.Z., 2018. Seroprevalence of Bluetongue Virus in small ruminants in Balochistan province, Pakistan. Transboundary and emerging diseases.

Yaqub, T., Shabbir, M.Z., Mukhtar, N., Tahir, Z., Abbas, T., Amir, E., Defang, G., 2017. Detection of selected arboviral infections in patients with history of persistent fever in Pakistan. Acta tropica176, 34-38.

Younus, M., Abbas, T., Zafar, M., Raza, S., Khan, A., Saleem, A., Idrees, M., Nisa, Q., Akhtar, R., Saleem, G., 2016. Assessment of heavy metal contamination in raw milk for human consumption. South African Journal of Animal Science46, 166-169.

Conference Papers

Spatial cluster analysis of human cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever reported in Pakistan , International conference on advances in Parasitology & Public Health 13-14 May 2015, International Institute of Knowledge Management , Colombo , Sri Lanka
Priority areas for surveillance and prevention of avian influenza during the water-bird migration season in Pakistan, National symposium on influenza research in Germany, 22-24 November 2009, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany


  • Fellowship for PhD from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in collaboration with German Academic Exchange Programmable (DAAD)
  • Outstanding doctoral and diploma theses at Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI), Germany (2012)

Trainings/Workshops and Conferences

  • Use of Quantum geographic information system software for disease mapping, April, 26th, 2019, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang 
  • Introduction to Endnote, 29th April, 2019 , Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences , Bahawalpur 
  • Use of endnote for biomedical researchers , 5-6 April, 2013, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Jhang


  • Provision of epidemiological data analysis and mapping facility to researchers
  • Training on use of software to biomedical researchers
  • Consultancy on surveillance /study designs/disease control programmes